Hi! My name is Dançoise Köchler. Welcome! You may also know me as The Cake Lady; the stylish doyenne of edible arts. But that’s just one of the many aspects of Dançoise! Edible art is a creative vehicle for my passion to connect people and inspire them to achieve their dreams. Achievement is like a multi-tiered cake - and there are no limits to how high you can go!


Who is Dançoise?

Hailing from Southern California and now based in Zürich, I am an inspirational speaker, media personality, motivational business leader, and trailblazer for black women to combine ambition and success with heart and soul in every facet of their lives.

To create richly is also to give richly.


Black Owned Ambition

My aim is to encourage others as a change agent within the edible arts industry, and beyond- into communities, and re-writing the narrative for young women of color so that ambition is the norm and positive achievement is the goal. We all start from somewhere! The Cake Lady began in the basement of our family home and grew into a Q.LINARY Arts empire.


Charity and Community Outreach

I am a committed supporter of charities in Switzerland; most notably Room to Read, Movember and others.


Build Berdo - “When You Know Better, You Do Better”

In my hometown of San Benardino, CA, I created my own movement - Build Berdo - which focuses on helping black teenagers push through the glass ceiling of their environment, into the strata of endless possibilities that exist beyond the walls of their neighbourhoods.
Build Berdo is a transformational program that sparks curiosity, encourages students to focus on their education and create prosperity for themselves. Quite simply, “when you know better, you do better.”


The Essence of Dançoise

Passion inspires passion.
Dubbed by some as the Oprah Winfrey/Martha Stewart of Europe, I am strongly influenced by the legacy of these outstanding leaders. I am also instilled with my grandmother’s creativity, my mother’s entrepreneurial vision and my father’s humility and empathy.
Put these all together with style and panache, and this is the essence of Dançoise.


Request Dancoise for Your Event

Since the very beginning of my career in the cake industry, I have traveled the world and discovered new inspirational products, techniques and the many people that make up this wonderful industry. Now, with my series Cake Life & Style, I am ready to pay it forward and come share my pearls with you at events.

I am available for guest and speaking appearances at cake expos, culinary events and as a special representative for cake decorating. Please complete this booking request form, and we will be in touch with you in a jiffy!